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Calif. takes steps to cover medically uninsured

Californians who have been denied health insurance coverage because of pre-existing conditions could soon find relief if state lawmakers enact a key component of federal health care reform. Full story

Democrats mulling stand-alone jobless aid

The demise of Democrats' jobs-agenda legislation means that unemployment benefits will phase out for more than 200,000 people a week. Governors who had counted on fresh federal aid will now have to consider more budget cuts, tax increases and layoffs of state workers. Full story

U.S. appeals court reinstates stem cell suit

A U.S. appeals court on Friday reinstated a lawsuit that challenges an Obama administration policy for federal funding of some human embryonic stem cell research. Full story

Sector Snap: For-profit school shares tumble

Shares of for-profit schools remained pressured Friday, a day after lawmakers called for more regulation and oversight of the sector during a hearing. Full story

Pa. budget talks stall amid spending, tax disputes

The diminishing chances that Congress will extend financial aid to recession-wracked states darkened Pennsylvania's already gloomy budget picture Thursday as budget talks between Gov. Ed Rendell and Republican lawmakers slowed to a standstill. Full story

Senate panel scrutinizes for-profit colleges

Democratic senators sharply questioned Thursday whether for-profit colleges reaping huge amounts of federal aid dollars are delivering on promises to students and taxpayers. Full story

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  Funding troubles for Reading is Fundamental

After 34 years, the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program could lose all of its federal funding because of a change in the way money to fight illiteracy is allocated. NBC's Brian Williams reports.